what is pork shoulder chuck roast?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by jsmith78, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. I went shopping really early this morning.  I picked up a pork shoulder chuck roast for 1.18/lb.  They had a picnic shoulder, no boston butt there.  Is there another name for pork shoulder chuck roast?  I am gonna make some pulled pork out of it in a couple weeks when I have time to do it.   I just never heard of a pork chuck roast before.


  2. fftwarren

    fftwarren Smoking Fanatic

    Id guess that would be your boston butt
  3. The chuck on a steer is the shoulder, so I assume you got a typical pork shoulder/boston butt
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Well to me it sounds like a boston butt. But I'm not an expert by any means of the word.
  5.  I think you got a butt, but as long as it pork, with plenty of fat, it will work just fine.
  6. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

     How many pounds was it?  If it was 2-4 lbs., then what you've got is the tail end of the pork butt once the pork (blade cut) steaks have been sawed off.  They merchandise the pork steaks at a higher price to offset a lower price on the rest; store probably does not make it's own sausages.
  7. larry maddock

    larry maddock Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    no such thing----

    wannabee butcher meat dept worker possibly got confused.....

    UNLESS...the stores name was chuck's
  8. It is 6.27lbs bone in and has fat marbeling.  I think it will make really good pulled pork, as long as I do it right.  I have a really good idea now, but will read more before I start smoking it. I want to make my own either BBQ sauce or vinegar based sauce for it.  I don't remember ever trying a vinegar based sauce before.  How does it compare to BBQ sauce on sandwiches?
  9. larry maddock

    larry maddock Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    try them all---especially with pork shoulder ---SO many ways are Good........

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